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The M&A Formula by Ian Horley, Peter Zink Secher

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

In creating this book, we had enthusiastic meetings, interviews, feedback, and content from so many talented people. We are extremely grateful to all of them.

For the Research Insights that support the underlying formula for this book, our thanks to ‘the professors,’ whose years of research were summarized and applied to the Case Insights that give this book credibility and actionable advice. They are: Dr. Florian Bauer, Professor at Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck; Dr. Svante Schriber, Associate Professor at University of Stockholm; Dr. David R. King, Associate Professor at Iowa University; and Dr. Kurt Matzler, Professor at University Bozen, Italy.

We appreciate enthusiastic leadership and innovation modeling from: Gareth Garvey; Alan Plaughman; former captain and bestselling author David Marquet. Data Collection and Research, Erik Elgersma (author: The Strategic Analysis Cycle) and Mads Jensen, Jensen Capital Management.

For the valuable Case Insights we thank our M&A panel, who were transparent and enthusiastic in opening up their experiences for us to share with you. Of the dozens of contributors, we especially thank: Cees ‘t Hart, the former CEO of FrieslandCampina; Jan Barsballe of ASSA ABLOY; Marc Koster from Heineken; Kurt Larsen of DSV; John Schultz of Verizon; Klaas Springer, treasurer at FrieslandCampina; and Johan Molin, CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

Finally, for the heavy lifting and support in editing, curation, and overall craft, we give special thanks ...

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